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# gun-laws - Saturday 21 December, 2019

New Zealanders hand in more than 56,000 guns after assault weapon ban

The government banned the most lethal types of semi-automatic weapons after a gunman killed 51 worshippers at two mosques.

# gun-laws - Monday 5 August, 2019

Trump condemns white supremacy and racism after shootings

“We must have something good, if not GREAT, come out of these two tragic events!” Trump wrote on Twitter.

# gun-laws - Sunday 19 May, 2019

Switzerland votes to approve stricter gun laws in line with EU regulations

Reports suggest the country has one of the highest rates of gun ownership in the world.

# gun-laws - Friday 26 April, 2019

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Man throws phone at Trump during gun rally

In his speech, Trump told the NRA he is withdrawing the US from the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty.

# gun-laws - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

Bill to tighten New Zealand's gun laws passes by 119 votes to one

One MP had wanted to stall the legislation but missed his chance when he arrived late after spending too long explaining his plan to the media.

# gun-laws - Monday 18 March, 2019

Spotlight on New Zealand gun laws after mosque shooting

The owner of the company that sold weapons to Brenton Tarrant said it was a legal, “ordinary sale”.

# gun-laws - Friday 9 November, 2018

Man who survived Las Vegas shooting was killed in California bar mass attack

Survivors of the Las Vegas shooting had sheltered in Borderline Bar and Grill the scene of America’s latest attack.

# gun-laws - Thursday 8 November, 2018

California bar shooter Ian David Long suspected of suffering from PTSD

In April, the authorities were called after Long was “somewhat irate, acting a little irrationally” at his home.

# gun-laws - Thursday 6 September, 2018

Gunman shoots three dead in Cincinnati bank

The gunman was then shot by police.

# gun-laws - Monday 26 February, 2018

'I'm grateful to be here': Florida shooting survivor thanks people who saved her life

Maddy Wilford suffered multiple gunshots to the chest and abdomen, and had lost a lot of blood when emergency responders reached her.

# gun-laws - Thursday 15 February, 2018

The weapon allegedly used in deadly Florida shooting is known as 'America's rifle'

The AR-15 is a ‘modern sporting rifle’ and versions of it are legal in all 50 states.

# gun-laws - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

Wife of California shooter found dead under floor in home

Kevin Neal shot 14 people in seven different locations yesterday.

# gun-laws - Saturday 7 October, 2017

Gun stocks rise following mass shooting in Las Vegas

Many investors who never directly purchased shares of gun companies may have them in their retirement savings plan.

# gun-laws - Wednesday 4 October, 2017

Las Vegas shooter was able to build deadly arsenal of weapons legally and with ease

In Nevada someone with a clean record, like Stephen Paddock had, can buy as many guns as they want.

# gun-laws - Tuesday 3 October, 2017

Trump calls Las Vegas shooter 'sick' and 'demented man'

Trump has labelled the Sunday night shooting at an outdoor music festival an “act of pure evil”.

# gun-laws - Thursday 28 September, 2017

Two toddlers shot by playmate at Michigan daycare

The three-year-olds were hospitalised following the incident.

# gun-laws - Friday 3 February, 2017

A law that aimed to prevent mentally ill people from buying guns has been overturned in the US

On the campaign trail, Trump had heavily campaigned on the constitutional right to bear arms.

# gun-laws - Friday 26 August, 2016

Students at University of Texas protest gun law with sex toys

A new law allows concealed handguns in college classrooms, buildings and dorms.

# gun-laws - Wednesday 10 August, 2016

"Give me a break" - Donald Trump defends comments that appeared to hint at Hillary assassination

Trump has faced widespread condemnation for the comments.

# gun-laws - Wednesday 9 March, 2016

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Florida pro-gun activist is shot by her four-year-old son

Jamie Gilt is a vocal advocate for gun ownership and was seriously injured.

# gun-laws - Saturday 3 October, 2015

Donald Trump says gun laws are not to blame for Oregon shooting

The presidential hopeful said he felt that mental health issues were the bigger issue.

# gun-laws - Friday 2 October, 2015

WATCH: Obama responds angrily to mass shooting: "We've become numb to this"

At least 9 people were killed in the attack.

# gun-laws - Friday 18 September, 2015

Here's how Ireland's gun laws are being changed

The vast majority of firearms currently licensed won’t be affected.

# gun-laws - Monday 20 April, 2015

Video: US gun violence costs lives. But how much money does it cost? Out Of Control This post contains videos

Video: US gun violence costs lives. But how much money does it cost?

Magazine Mother Jones have crunched the grim figures.

# gun-laws - Tuesday 14 April, 2015

Baby (1) dies after being shot in the face by toddler (3)

Police say somebody will “held accountable for this tragedy”.

# gun-laws - Sunday 15 March, 2015

Were 1,700 guns really stolen in five years?

It depends on what you define a gun as, really.

# gun-laws - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

Gun maker to boycott Liam Neeson after his curse-filled anti-gun tirade

The Taken star said private gun owership in the US is a “f***ing disgrace”.

# gun-laws - Wednesday 27 August, 2014

A 9-year-old girl shot her instructor dead in shooting range accident

“You can’t give a 9-year-old an Uzi and expect her to control it.”

# gun-laws - Monday 17 March, 2014

Pistorius ordered six new guns before girlfriend's death

Oscar Pistorius was in the process of buying six guns – more than usually allowed under South African law – at the time he shot Reeva Steenkamp.

# gun-laws - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

Gabby Giffords was almost killed by a gunman three years ago, today she skydived

Six people were killed and 12 others, including former congresswoman Giffords, were injured in the 2011 shooting in Arizona.

# gun-laws - Saturday 28 December, 2013

Police release Sandy Hook shooting documents and evidence photos

The evidence report shows that ammunition, gun magazines and shooting paper targets were found at the home of Adam Lanza.

# gun-laws - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

Gunman opens fire in New Jersey shopping centre

Police have yet to detain the man responsible for the shooting.

# gun-laws - Wednesday 17 April, 2013

'A pretty shameful day for Washington' - Obama angry at Senate gun vote

The father of a Sandy Hook victim also spoke about the rejected Senate measure on gun checks at the White House today.

US Senate says 'No' to expanded gun checks

The vote is a major blow to the Obama administration.

# gun-laws - Wednesday 10 April, 2013

Gabby Giffords asks American public to sign petition for gun laws

The former congresswoman, who nearly died in a 2011 shooting, makes a strong plea.

# gun-laws - Thursday 21 March, 2013

Column: Despite the Newtown massacre, America’s sickening gun culture lives on

After Newtown, Larry Donnelly was optimistic that the US might work towards stricter gun laws – but news that a ban on assault weapons has been removed from the legislation currently being considered has caused him to lose hope.

# gun-laws - Wednesday 2 January, 2013

New Jersey town posts armed police at every school

The town of Marlboro has posted armed police at every school on the restart of the academic year today.

# gun-laws - Tuesday 12 July, 2011

Politician takes aim at journalist...with a gun

However the state senator in Arizona was merely showing off her weapon to the local journalist.

# gun-laws - Monday 4 July, 2011

Poll: Should the Garda Síochána be armed? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the Garda Síochána be armed?

An incident in which a young Garda was splashed with boiling oil has highlighted the dangers faced by officers on duty – so should they be given guns to protect themselves?